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Sikich LLP expands technology practice with acquisition

By | 2017-04-19T23:01:31+00:00 April 19th, 2017|News|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — Professional services firm adds Hale Solutions Inc. to its Microsoft technology development and consulting services teams — NAPERVILLE, Ill. — April 19, 2017 — Professional services firm Sikich LLP recently acquired the business of Hale Solutions Inc., a technology company and Microsoft Certified Partner based in Oak Brook, Illinois. “Our technology practice continues to lead the charge as we pursue expansion across the country,” said Sikich CEO Chris Geier. “We welcome the talented group from Hale Solutions and look forward to their contributions in delivering innovative technology solutions for our clients.” The Hale Solutions team offers custom software development and IT consulting services to companies across industries, including health care, real estate, consumer products, not-for-profit and more. “The entire Hale Solutions team is thrilled to be a part of Sikich,” said Todd Heemsoth, a partner in [...]

The Internet of Things Boosts ERP as well as Increasing Connectivity

By | 2017-03-31T14:56:57+00:00 March 31st, 2017|ERP, Manufacturing, News|

Manufacturers are enjoying the Internet of Things (the interconnection via the Internet of computing devices embedded in everyday objects, enabling them to send and receive data) because of the incredible connectivity they share with their industrial products, from their home office all the way down the supply chain. However, this connectivity can do more than simple connect the home office to various devices; it will also significantly impact their enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems and the business processes these systems support. Evert Bos, our Microsoft Dynamics 365 Operations technical fellow, wrote an article for IndustryWeek.com, explaining more about this digitization of manufacturing and how it can do more than what appears on the surface. The core goal of an ERP system is to provide actionable data and information to company leaders. But collecting accurate data is an ongoing and vexing [...]

The Dangers of Facebook Live

By | 2017-03-02T16:46:28+00:00 March 2nd, 2017|News, Security|

Facebook is, without a doubt, the most popular social media platform, boasting that over one billion people are active users. Since they introduced their Facebook Live feature, which allows users to broadcast what they're doing, saying, etc. to their friends, it's soared in popularity. However, unless you have restricted the platform's privacy settings, you could broadcast your life to the entire world without realizing it. In fact, even if you do restrict these settings, you're still at risk. Your live broadcast may be, what you consider to be, completely harmless. But if you broadcast from your home, you open yourself up to being followed in real life and not just in Facebook. It's easy to then extend this to business dangers. If employees are walking around with what is essentially a broadcast satellite truck in their pocket at all times, you need to [...]

Scam Alert: Imposters Calling as Computer Tech Support

By | 2017-03-02T19:34:02+00:00 January 26th, 2017|News, Security|

Threats from cybercrime are happening at alarming rates. One new tactic is hitting homes and offices that trick people into believing their computer is in critical danger. When someone attempts to take action on these phony warnings, scammers swoop in and hold the computer ransom until payment information is sent. Sikich Security and Compliance Manager, Kevin Bong, talked with TMJ4 in Milwaukee about the forms this scam takes and what to do if you find yourself in this scenario.  […]

Sikich Expands into Southern California with Acquisition of Technology Firm

By | 2017-02-14T15:20:46+00:00 October 4th, 2016|News|

Professional services firm adds SCS, a Microsoft Gold Certified partner, to growing technology practice NAPERVILLE, Ill. — Oct. 3, 2016 — Professional services firm Sikich LLP announced Monday that it will acquire SCS, a technology firm based near Los Angeles in Glendale, California. A Microsoft Gold Certified partner with annual revenues of more than $9 million, SCS specializes in Microsoft Dynamics NAV solutions. The acquisition is scheduled to close on Nov. 1. “The addition of SCS establishes a coast-to-coast presence for Sikich and will better position us to bring a broader suite of services to our West Coast clients,” said Jim Drumm, partner-in-charge of Sikich’s technology practice. “With extensive experience helping companies improve business processes through ERP solutions, SCS will bring impressive talent to our team, expand our NAV capabilities and strengthen our robust technology practice.” Founded in 1979, SCS [...]

The New Microsoft Dynamics AX Playlist on Sikich YouTube

By | 2016-11-29T19:03:58+00:00 August 11th, 2016|AX, News, Videos|

Now Playing…Get the Most out of Microsoft Dynamics AX with Short,Easy Demos on Sikich YouTube Let’s face it, it’s not natural to find end users who describe a technology system for business applications as both “robust” and “easy” simultaneously.  We like to compare this kind of experience with that of a user and his smartphone.  Generally speaking, most users sort through the high-level features and massive functionality to utilize it for their personal ‘top 3’ – something akin to games, social media/photos, and news.  The potential of what a smartphone is truly capable of goes highly untapped.And for personal use, that is acceptable.  But for the high standards of business applications to streamline processes, improve productivity, and really utilize the incredible features and intuitive functionality created with purpose and intent – it’s unacceptable.  That’s why Sikich has created a YouTube channel playlist – with short, easy [...]

Sikich Named 2016 US SMB Champions Club Heartland Partner of the Year and Heartland Influencer Partner of the Year

By | 2017-02-15T16:22:16+00:00 July 22nd, 2016|News|

NAPERVILLE, Ill. — July 22, 2016 —Sikich announced it has been named 2016 US SMB Champions Club Heartland Partner of the Year and 2016 US SMB Champions Club Heartland Influencer Partner of the Year by Microsoft’s US Small and Mid-sized Business (SMB) Champions Club. The Heartland Partner of the Year award recognizes the US SMB Champions Club partner who has demonstrated significant Microsoft SMB sales and year-over-year SMB revenue growth with Heartland Area SMB customers. The Heartland Influencer Partner of the Year award recognizes the US SMB Champions Club partner that demonstrates a significant commitment and success in working with Microsoft and our influencer community (Chambers of Commerce, professional organizations, etc.) to drive awareness and adoption of Office 365 in the Heartland Area. Members of the US SMB Champions Club have shown dedication to arming the small business community with [...]